The Bathurst Estate has been a part of the community in and around Cirencester since its evolution in the early 17th Century. It comprises a diverse portfolio of residential and commercial property interests, extensive farming and forestry operations, leisure, hospitality and development. Much of its portfolio is of historic importance including many listed buildings and landscapes.

As in previous years, the Estate Management Team are delighted to be involved in sponsoring the Pride of Cotswold Volunteer of the year category. Cirencester has a wonderful community spirit which contributes enormously to making it a desirable place to live, work and enjoy leisure time. The volunteer sector is an integral part of fostering such community spirit through people and organisations that freely sacrifice their time to encourage and help others who are often less fortunate. Their selflessness can be an inspiration to us all.